The Spring is the best time of the year for sports fan. Spring training, The Masters, NFL free agency and the draft, but March and April are also arguably the best time of the year for the sport of basketball. It's easily the highlight of the season for college hoops with the conference tournaments, leading into March Madness. In the NBA, teams jockey not only for a spot in the playoffs, but seeding as well. In the fantasy world, the focus now is on specific categories and that elusive piece you can land in free agency or on your league's waiver wire!
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We have reached a point in the season where games remaining for each team become a factor. Be sure to monitor this as teams have as many as 22 games left, to as few as 17 over the remaining 5+ weeks. The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers only have two games this week, so take note when finalizing your lineups.
Donatas Motiejunas Houston- Thomas Robinson was the popular choice and Carlos Delfino was the short term solution, but Motiejunas appears the best choice at power forward since the deal that sent Patrick Patterson to Sacramento.
Al-Farouq Aminu New Orleans- Many are giving him a look for his excellent rebounding, but he's also rejecting more than two shots per game over last three weeks.
Jermaine O'Neal Phoenix- O'Neal is missing action to care for his ailing daughter, but when he returns expect the minutes to grow with Marcin Gortat's injury.
Spencer Hawes Philadelphia- Continues to linger on most waiver wires, but is worthy of a look now that it's clear that Andrew Bynum isn't going to play.
Kenyon Martin NY Knicks- Good timing for K-Mart as he will be expected to fill a larger role with Amare Stoudamire's injury.
Eric Maynor Portand- Oklahoma City liked Reggie Jackson, so sent him to Portland to backup Damian Lillard. Mayor looks to be the top guard off the bench for the Blazers.
Gordon Hayward Utah- Well rounded player continues to develop and brings value added as both a guard and forward in most leagues.
Reggie Evans Brooklyn- Evans has averaged nearly a dozen rebounds over the past two weeks, but can you absorb the lack of points?
Cory Joseph San Antonio- Has surprisingly emerged as the Spurs option at point guard during the absence of the injured Tony Parker.
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Tom Blaz is a writer for Fantasy Alarm and co-owner of The Recruiting Eagle a website focusing on Auburn University Athletics.
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